Molly - Soprano
Molly began her choral studies with Columbia choirs, through which she developed her love of music festivals, competitions and world travel. In High School she also began studying solo singing, and competed in and won several WAMEA and NATS competitions. Molly went on to earn her BA in Music from Chapman University as well as her MM in Voice from the Chicago College of Performing Arts. She has also participated in several Young Artist Programs including the Up North Vocal Institute in Michigan and Operafestival di Roma in Italy. Molly loves singing Opera, Musical Theatre, and Jazz, but her first love will always remain choral singing. When she isn't gigging with ECV, you can find her teaching voice lessons or performing free public concerts with the Ladies Musical Club of Seattle.
Pam - Soprano
Pam can’t remember a time when she wasn’t singing. From musicals to choruses, she has been involved in some sort of singing for most (if not all) of her life. She dabbled in piano and trumpet in her youth, but singing is really her passion. A local to the Pacific Northwest, Pam enjoys smiling, has a very recognizable laugh, is a cheez ball connoisseur, and loves all things Disney. Pam is proud to be a founding member of the Emerald City Voices and is so proud of all they have accomplished to support the community!
Shannon - Soprano
Shannon has been singing for as long as she can remember. She began a career in youth theater at the age of nine, and continued performing through college with various theater and musical groups, including many years as both student and staff at Harmony Explosion. Shannon is currently working towards her PhD in school psychology at the University of Washington, and enjoys cooking and cuddling with her two cats.
Sarah - Alto
A founding member of the Emerald City Voices, Sarah also serves as President and Events Coordinator. She has been singing in community choirs, jazz ensembles, honor and All State/Northwest choirs, and school and church since a very young age. Sarah has sung alto, mezzo and soprano, even tenor as needed! In her younger days, she played bassoon, clarinet, and bass clarinet, and enjoys playing ukulele and guitar around the campfire. She also sings with Jet Cities Chorus, a Sweet Adelines group, and serves as their assistant director. Other interests include long walks to her favorite coffee place, baking treats for her fellow singers, and dreaming of ECV's future! She lives in Seattle and is currently a proud mezzo/alto in the group.
Jess - Alto
According to her mom, Jess began singing when she started talking and hasn't stopped since. Jess joined her first choir at 10 and has been a part of musical groups ever since; she also played piano for 14 years and still plunks at the keys from time to time. Jess co-founded her own a cappella group as an undergraduate at Amherst College, Terras Irradient, which is still going strong. Previous choral groups include the Amherst College Concert Choir, the University of Michigan Choral Union, Cantabile Chamber Chorale (NJ), and Sine Nomine (MA). Jess currently sings with Concord Chamber Choir, where she met several of the current members of ECV. Jess loves all types of music, but has been especially enamored with the K-pop group BTS since 2016.
Betsy - Alto
Betsy grew up in the Seattle area with several of the other members of Emerald City Voices. She has been singing in choirs and small ensembles for over 20 years, both in and out of school. Her choral involvement as a youth took her on several international tours, where she participated in competitive festivals such as the International Musical Eisteddfod in Wales and Festival Cantonigros in Spain. In addition to choral music, Betsy also loves all animals. She has a Bachelor of Science in Ecology from the University of Washington.
Matt - Tenor
Matt has had a lifelong passion for singing and the arts. He has been in multiple choirs for over 15 years and has most recently studied music education and voice at Western Washington University. He is now acting as the musical director for the Emerald City Voices. Outside of singing, Matt enjoys tinkering with computers and being a handyman.
Patrick - Tenor
Patrick has been singing with the Emerald City Voices since the Fall of 2008. Patrick enjoys spending his free time running, biking, hiking, singing karaoke, and arranging music. As a youth, Patrick sung in Columbia Choirs and was lucky enough to travel to and sing in Europe, South Korea, and Canada. Patrick is also the designated tall person of the group.
Jason - Tenor
Jason has been making music as long as he can remember. He has not had much singing experience prior to this chorus, but has extensive experience in pretending to know how to play the piano, bass guitar, and hurdy gurdy. A Seattle native and self-proclaimed cheeseburger aficionado, Jason likes to spend his spare time eating and generally just doing nerdy things.
What? What do you mean my bio has to be serious? It is serious! The hurdy gurdy isn't a real instrument? There's no such thing as a cheeseburger aficionado? You're wrong on both counts, and I'll prove it. Just you wait.
Jared has been singing with Emerald City Voices for several years, and loves every minute of it! He has also sung with many award-winning barbershop quartets and choruses, including the famed BassTones. He looks forward to the day that Emerald City Voices can have an entirely Barbershop-themed concert.